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December 21, 2013
Posted at 2:41 pm

Writing Styles


Just to let anyone that still reads my blog here that I'm still writing, even though I haven't posted a whole lot lately. I know that a lot of writers write like they were trained to, and make an outline of where the story is going, and how it's supposed to get there, but I just have never been able to do it that way. That's probably why I have a good start on close to thirty stories without finishing them.

I have recently changed jobs after fifteen years of retail work, I now have a boring desk job, but it gives me a little time each day to do some writing on the company dime. I had an idea for a two part story, with a fairly short into as the first part, and the main story to be quite a bit longer, but so far the into part is over 120 pages in my word processor program, and doesn't show any signs of slowing. That's the problem with the way that I write, I just let the story write itself, and I just put it down on the screen. I hope my muse will let me keep going on this one, because it seems like a good one.

It's strange going back and reading what I have written after a while, because I just can't see myself writing it, but I know that I did the work. It's just plain strange, but it also allows me to do a better job of proofreading it myself, since when I'm reading stories, I'm always wondering why a writer didn't do something a different way, and now I can change it to be better, because it is still my story.

I hope to have something out soon, but no promises.

Have a happy holiday season and a great new year.